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Genesys offers free infant safety class

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesys Family Birthing Center staff wants to make sure first time parents are as prepared as possible for the birth of their new baby.

The free, two-hour class covers many topics of concern for new parents: Upcoming classes are: Feb. 27 and March 27 from 6-8 p.m., in Room 3434 of Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Health Park campus, located in Grand Blanc Township.

Details: Call 810-606-5897. — G.G.

McLaren offers monthly smoking cessation group

FLINT — McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is offering a free Smoking Cessation Support Group the second Monday of every month. The next meeting is Feb. 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the McLaren Medical Education Building, G-3230 Beecher Rd. (behind Beech Hill Centre) Lower Level- Conference Room A. There is no charge. Details: Call 810-342-5370. — G.G.

Kidney group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet March 13 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured speaker: Dr. Susumu Inoue, Pediatric-Oncology Specialist, Hurley Medical Center.

The topic: “Difference in the Outcome for Adolescents and Young Adults with Leukemia and Cancer Treated by Pediatric vs. Medical Oncologists.” Meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Frank Friedman at 810- 232-8233 or Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762- 8226. March is Kidney Health & Kidney Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. — G.G.

College Goal Sunday helps students with financial aid

FLINT — College Goal Sunday was created to increase the number of students who continue education beyond high school and earn post-secondary degrees. The University of Michigan-Flint will be one of a number of locations around the state where volunteers will help college-bound Michigan students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA on Feb. 12.

The UM-Flint College Goal event will be held in the Computer Lab, located on the first floor of the Murchie Science Building from 2-4 p.m.

Financial aid experts will be available to guide students and their parents through each step of completing and filing the FAFSA. Students under 23 years of age are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. Parents and students should bring their completed 2011 Federal tax return (1040) if possible, or their W-2 and 1099 forms.

If you are graduating from high school in 2012 or you’re already in college, you need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

To get the most assistance for college, your FAFSA needs to be submitted by March 1. — G.G.


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